Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Crop Circles?

Last week as we descended into San Jose, California, we had a beautiful view of El Capitan, Half-Dome, and the whole Yosemite Valley from a mid-altitude of about 22,000 feet. The captain made a point to bring it to the attention of the passengers. Needless to say, we expected a few comments from the deplaning passengers about the fantastic view. But instead the only comment was from a woman whose accent betrayed that she was probably from the British Isles. She was very concerned and puzzled about the "very large circles on the ground about an hour before landing."

What she had seen were the irrigation circles that many farmers use today. They are large and green (thus standing out from the surrounding desert), so from the air, they do attract your attention. And apparently, they don't have them in Europe....

So I guess the score is:

Crop Circles: 1
Yosemite: 0

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Charley, this is a fun blog spot and still very educational.